A Monetary History of Colombia
The testimony provided by coins and bills speaks up to retell Colombia's history from a different perspective: its economy. In "A Monetary History of Colombia," the country's life acquires a whole new dimension where economy stands as a backdrop, cause and effect of the events that have guided the vertiginous and sometimes troubled existence of the nation. This book is a perfect opportunity to know and understand the complex cobweb of Colombia's financial system, since the formation of the Republic, almost 200 years ago, and its close relationship with national history. Since the foundation of the prominent National Bank and the first bill emissions up until the establishment of free banking and the process of suppression of the gold pattern led by England in the international scene.This is a fascinating journey that portrays, decade by decade, the events that defined eras and have led Colombia to become the country it is today.
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FOREWORD Orlando Garcia
THE BANCO NACIONAL PAPER MONEY AND THE MONETARY CONTROVERSY
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0.900 DESCRIPTION American Bank Note Antonio Arabic numerals Banco Nacional Bank Note Company bearing the word Board of Directors Bogota Carlos Carlos Martinez CENTAVOS Law CINCO PESOS circulation circumference the place circumference the words coat of arms coffee coin was minted cornucopias Cundinamarca decimo DESCRIPTION OBVERSE economic exchange rate exports figure symbolizing liberty Finance fiscal foreign gold GRAMS MONETARY UNIT headband bearing History of Colombia IMPRINT inflation issued ISSUER PRINTING FIRM Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Jose Lauchlin Currie MEDIO MIL PESOS MINTING MATERIAL WEIGHT MONETARY UNIT STANDARD Note Company DATE NUEVA GRANADA obverse the bust paper money PESOS ISSUER PRINTING PESOS Law PESOS ORO President of Colombia PRINTING EDITION LAW PRINTING FIRM Banco private banks reform Republic adorned Republica American Bank REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA reverse Roman numerals SEAL OBVERSE sector SIGNATORIES Signatures standing condor tion UNIT STANDARD Silver WEIGHT IN GRAMS word Libertad words REPUBLICA